They’ve gone on their first public date, guys. Which means it’s official.
Last night, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Liam Payne clearly decided it was time to shout about their romance to the world when they stepped out for a cute date night in London.
Now, whatever you might think about the unlikely pairing, you have to admit – they looked pretty cute together, no?!
The former Girls Aloud singer opted for a fitted black jumpsuit with a cut-out back for her date night ensemble, topping off with a furry shawl, heels, poker straight locks and a red lip. Gorgeous!
Liam went matchy matchy in black jeans, a black knitted jumper and brown boots, clasping Cheryl’s hand tightly as they left restaurant Salmontini for Cheryl’s pal Lily England’s birthday. Naw.
But whilst the couple were beaming from ear to ear to be out together on their first official date night, it’s worth mentioning that they weren’t exactly alone…
Because Cheryl’s mum Joan was also very much in attendance. Oh! LOL. We wonder if that’s how Liam imagined his first date night with Cheryl going?
The X Factor judge is famously close to her mum, stating firmly in the past that she doesn’t ‘trust anybody in life except my mother and my dogs.’
Could Joan have been there to cast an eye over Cheryl’s new man? She is thought to be fiercely protective over her daughter’s suitors…
‘Any man dating Cheryl should be aware they have to pass the vigorous test and standards set by Joan’, a source previously told The Sun.
‘She sees herself as […] a protecting force.’
Well, Joan looked content enough as the group left for dinner. Fingers crossed Liam passed the test!